What Are Scalp Injections?

Scalp Injections

In the past, hair loss was an unwelcome reality for millions of men and women with few, if any, discernable solutions that didn’t involve some sort of surgery.

Today, however, there are many noninvasive and minimally invasive (injection-based) ways to treat hair loss. These include medications like Rogaine® and Propecia®, nutritional supplements, laser treatments, and cosmetic cover-ups.

If you’re looking for a more natural, minimally invasive, nonsurgical way to trigger hair regrowth, there are several methods now available – in the form of scalp injections such as ACell® + PRP, low level laser therapy (LLLT), and stem cell therapies.

Let’s take a quick look at some of these revolutionary options:

ACell + PRP Therapy

ACell is a protein complex that is a support structure for new tissue growth, while platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated sample of your own blood’s healing platelets. When ACell and PRP are combined by hair restoration surgeons for injection into the scalp during hair transplant surgery, it fosters natural healing and helps maintain the integrity of the hair grafts.

During a hair restoration procedure utilizing ACell + PRP, the physician makes multiple injections into the upper scalp layers, all around the head – including the donor area. You don’t feel any pain during this process, because your scalp has already been numbed for the hair transplant procedure.

For women and for those who are not good candidates for hair transplant surgery, ACell + PRP is an effective nonsurgical alternative that helps thicken hair. Most patients benefit the most from two ACell + PRP treatments within four to six months, with subsequent injections recommended every 18 to 24 months. Your hair restoration doctor will explain what will work best for you.

Stem Cell + PRP Therapy

When used for hair restoration, stem cells are derived from your own fat (adipose) tissue. When processed and injected into the scalp, especially when combined with PRP, it can help to reverse the shrinking of hair follicles and thereby allow the hair to grow naturally again.

Stem cells have special regenerative properties and the ability to repair and heal more quickly. In fact, research has found that stem cell therapy can be used within the hair follicles to promote new hair growth in those who are dealing with thinning hair or hair loss.

Stem cell + PRP therapy is most effective when performed during the early stages of hair loss or for those patients who are not candidates for surgery. The treatment is also ideal for those who prefer to avoid hair restoration surgery or do not have enough quality donor hair for a transplant.

Scalp Injections for Hair Restoration in Kansas City and Des Moines

The use of scalp injections to treat hair loss, or as an added component of hair restoration surgery, can do wonders for new hair growth and speed up your recovery. Find out whether scalp injections are right for you by contacting us at Darling Hair Restoration today.

Call the hair loss specialists of KCMO and Des Moines at (816) 792-3400 or use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!